Celt experience ‘golden age’ English pale ale


image“A zesty body and citrus aroma with a snappy finish. Drink to inspire you to an evening of passion! Circa 500BC, during the Celtic Golden Age, most of mainland Europe was dominated by spiritual tribes of Celtic origin”.

Following our surprisingly good experience (pun intended) with their Ogham Oak Tripel we thought we’d give this English style pale ale a run. Poured into a shaker glass the appearance boasts an almost clear copper orange. Just a touch of haziness takes it from full clarity. Atop sits a healthy two finger head with good retention. Gorgeous biscuity malt and caramel driven aroma with delicate floral hop undertones. Lemon and light tropical fruity hints of passion fruit and pineapple round off a lovely aroma with reasonable depth. Mouth feel is light and smooth with medium carbonation and bitterness. Medium body. An assertive hop bitterness upfront is nicely balanced out by a malty mid palate which follows close behind. Citrus and grapefruit deliver a smooth dry hoppy finish with good duration on the tongue. We were surprised by a low 4.2% ABV, as it definitely doesn’t lack in flavour and body. Wow, we really were not expecting this much character from this little known Welsh brewery. Up there with the better English style pale ale’s we’ve drunk. Really nice offering.